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130                                     FLORA   INDICA.
diligently investigated, little having been known of it up*to
the date of publication of Wight and Arnott's. Prodronms.
The plants of Concan were first catalogued by Mr. Graham;
assisted by Mr. Ninimo; these botanists seem to have been
diligent workers, and were correspondents of Dr. Wight, to
whom they communicated valuable discoveries.
Dr. Gibson, the energetic Conservator of Bombay Forests,
has had, owing to the nature of his duties, ample oppor-
tunities of investigating the Flora of Bombay, and we are in-
debted to him for a considerable Herbarium. We have also
had the opportunity of examining the excel lent collections of
Dr. Stocks, who officiated for Dr. Gibson during that gentle-
man's visit to'Europe, and to whom we have been greatly
indebted for information and assistance.
It is, however, by Mr. Law and Mr. Dakell, that the Con-
oan Flora hits been most ably ami energetically investigated.
Mr, Law resided for many years at Tannah (near Bombay),
and explored the Northern Concan, whilst Mr. Dalzell chiefly
employed himself in the Southern Concau and adjacent pro-
vince of Canara.
4.  C\UtNATlC.
In the extreme south of the Peninsula, the Carnatic ex-
tends from the.eastern sea to the. bottlers of Malabar; but
further north, where the Peninsula is wider, it comprises only
the sea-coast, the province of Mysore being interposed between
it and the great peninsular chain. The northern part of the
Caruatic is a nearly level tract, of no great width, extending
from the mouth of the Godavcry to the delta of the Oavcry.
It is not a perfect level, as a few low riclgea project at intervals
from the Ghats; and some isolated hills of trifling elevation
occur, scattered over the surface, evidently the remnant of
former contiuuqns ranges, which have l>ccn apparently re-
moved by aqueous action. None of these exceed a few hun-
dred feet in height, and they exercise no material influence
on the climate or vegetation. Much of the country is sandy,